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Kitchen Refresh

Mixing up a colorful space with personality - A once more sedate and neutral, the kitchen and heart of the home gets a fresh paint facelift in a dual color way that makes the space upbeat and fun.

Once more sedate and neutral, the kitchen and heart of the home gets a fresh paint facelift in a dual color way that makes the space upbeat and fun.

Living with apartment white is fine when you’re just starting out. But once you set down roots it’s time to make your house a home. Color can be daunting at first: Have you seen the paint chip display at your local hardware store?! There are a few ways to get acquainted with color that will gently nudge you away from bright white.

Isolate your favorite color or colors by reviewing your favorite things like clothing, flowers, even the shade of your automobile. Pull tear sheets from rooms you love in magazines or create a pin board online of interiors and objects that inspire you. Create a palette study at home with a collection of items assembled together that you can view and study, add to or edit from.

Two pieces of pottery strike just the right note as a complementary pair. A trip to the paint store yields paint chips that lead to a rug which provides further color inspiration.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

inspiration shot

before kitchen painting

Kitchen Makeover Final Look

Step 1:

Streamlining the process for any paint makeover is all about organization. Make a list of items that will not need painting and employ some of today’s handy products to keep them paint-free during the process. Proper taping and masking will yield excellent results and almost zero touch-ups. Use painter's tape to create the horizontal line between the two colors. Use a measuring tape and pencil to mark off height and then place tape along the defined pencil line. A wall bracket needs only a wrap with masking paper and some tape to remain paint free.

Wall stripe makeover before

Tape lines for stripes

Spraying kitchen cabinet with a paint sprayer

Step 2:

Satisfying an appetite for something new, this paint-lift delivers a fresh space to cook, congregate and celebrate. The fresh hues inspire a collection of dishes and pottery as accents and provide a backdrop for a space that is grounded in the homeowner’s style. Including the cabinet in the dual paint scheme keeps the design streamlined and simple.

Kitchen Makeover After

Kitchen Pantry Painted

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